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5 Steps to Your Best Salad Harvest

5 Steps to Your Best Salad Harvest

There’s nothing easier and more fun than growing your own salad mix!  Grow salads outside your back door, in a planter, raised bed, pot or directly in the ground. Whichever way you grow them, harvest as you need thereby allowing for a continuous supply of fresh salad greens.

5 Steps to Your Best Salad Harvest

Lettuce in the garden ready for harvest.

A salad doesn’t need to consist solely of lettuce. It can be a collection of lettuce varieties, mustards, brassicas, asian greens, herbs, edible flowers and more. The more colours and textures, the more flavours you’ll have.

Check out my lettuce growing series for lettuce growing information from seed to harvest, including storage and lettuce types.

In this post, I will share the 5 best steps to your best salad harvest!  By following these steps, you will ensure the freshest, crispiest salad for right now or when your ready to eat it.

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Recipe for Classic Violet Syrup

Recipe for Classic Violet Syrup

Sweet violets (Viola odorata) are a lovely, low-lying purple flower that blooms in the spring. Found in shady to partially shady locations, they are called sweet violets because of their delicate sweet aroma. 

Recipe for Classic Violet Syrup-III

Violet flowers in the garden.

One incredible feature of this flower is its vibrant purple-blue colour. Although the flower comes in various shades of purple, from light to dark, it can occasionally be found in white or speckled purple on white.

Violets are edible flowers, that may be used in a number of ways. Decorate your plate with them by using them as a garnish, freeze them inside ice cubes, dress a cake with them prior to baking, or create the most gorgeous vibrant purple simple syrup!

In this post, I will share my recipe for Classic Violet Syrup. Once you see how easy it is to make, you’ll want to bottle it each spring!

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